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Adam Putnam launches Camp Prairie, outdoor activities for disabled veterans

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A new camp in Polk County aims to give Florida’s disabled veterans a private space to enjoy the outdoors and the company of their fellow veterans. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced the opening of Camp Prairie Wednesday as a part of his department’s “Operation Outdoor Freedom” campaign, which Putnam launched after taking office in 2011. “Our veterans have risked their own safety for our liberty, and Operation Outdoor Freedom is one way we can demonstrate our gratitude to the brave…

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Florida Forest Service honors wounded veterans with no-cost Memorial Day activities

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Wounded veterans across Florida will boat, fish, hunt, and more at no charge during Memorial Day in the fourth annual Operation Outdoor Freedom, a program sponsored by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ state Forest Service. Outdoor Freedom honors wounded veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces by providing no-cost recreation and rehabilitation opportunities in state forests and private lands, including guided hunting events and fishing trips. Last year, more than 650 wounded veterans participated…

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